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Freaks of Nature

Posted on | September 17, 2011 | 19 Comments

Anatoly Strakhov discovered this rare mutant — a baby seal with reddish fur and blue eyes — among a family of seals on Tyuleniy Island, Russia:

According to the London Daily Mail, this bizarre creature was rescued after the other seals “took an instant dislike to the ginger pup, leaving it to fend for itself.” A similar genetic anomaly was recently discovered in the United States.

My 12-year-old son Jefferson. He hasn’t been left to fend for himself. Yet.

But if he doesn’t clean up his room . . .


19 Responses to “Freaks of Nature”

  1. Anonymous
    September 17th, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    Gingers rule!

  2. Anonymous
    September 17th, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    Well,  THAT’s freaking useless.  You can’t a coat out of one baby seal…

    One 12-year-old, maybe, get cracking on that room kid!

  3. Svt1999
    September 17th, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    Thanks for posting this!  We were all over this on Common Cents as well…

    Common Cents

  4. Anonymous
    September 17th, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

    just say no to spam

  5. Bob Belvedere
    September 17th, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    They’re Evil and should be hunted down and used for CIA Experiments!

  6. JeffS
    September 17th, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    I dunno, Stacy, this might be a closer genetic match to Jefferson.

    Especially since he’s a pre-teen.

  7. Anonymous
    September 17th, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    Jealous! (wink)

  8. Joe
    September 17th, 2011 @ 11:31 pm

    Stacy, you weren’t anywhere near that sea lion rookery earlier this year were you? 

  9. Bob Belvedere
    September 17th, 2011 @ 11:55 pm

    Actually….perhaps I should clarify: the male and animal Gingers should be assigned to the CIA; my crew over at TCOTS should have first dibs [sic?] on the females [very sic].

  10. Anonymous
    September 18th, 2011 @ 1:26 am

    Yes, indeed, you are sic[k]. 🙂

  11. chuck coffer
    September 18th, 2011 @ 1:46 am

    Dang. That thing looks like something straight out of Dr Seuss.

  12. Adjoran
    September 18th, 2011 @ 2:01 am

    Don’t knock it – some of those Dr. Seuss characters are filthy rich now.  The Cat became a haberdasher and made a fortune shorting fedora futures, Yertle earned millions in car wax products, Grinch is an international philanthropist and Horton practically owns Hooville.

  13. Cdcoffer
    September 18th, 2011 @ 2:09 am

    Blue Fish: It’s what’s fer dinner.

  14. Anonymous
    September 18th, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    Well, just save me Laura Prepon!

  15. JeffS
    September 18th, 2011 @ 4:30 am

    How about a pair of slippers?  Or maybe a hat?

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  17. Katielee4211
    September 18th, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    Just remember, the awesome reputation of an upset ginger…..  😉

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